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The Pros and Cons of Lake Living

Thursday, Apr 1, 2021  |  admin  |  Lake Living


With our Southern Living-Inspired Community perfectly situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Oconee, we know a thing or two about what it’s like to live “Lake Life.” It has its pros and cons, but the former outweigh the latter. After all, lake life is the best life. Here’s why:

Lake life pros:

Wonderful water sports

Living on the lake gives you permanent access to a ton of water sports. Choose your adventure. You can go boating, swimming, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, wake surfing, sailing, tubing, and so much more. The bonus? You can do all of these activities outside from a safe social distance. 

Lake property is prized

There’s no doubt, and especially during COVID times, we know that lake property consistently holds its value and commands top dollar. Waterfront homes and properties build equity and increase in value better than almost any other residential real estate. A home on the lake is a sound investment that will continue to pay out for many generations to come. 

Sensational sunsets and sunrises

The lake is a stunning place to witness both sunsets and sunrises. Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, you’ll enjoy the lake’s reflective splendor of either event. Starting and ending your day with the sun, preferably with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening — well, there’s nothing like it. Sure, it changes with the seasons, and that’s part of the beauty of it.

Lake people are the best people

We recently asked our Facebook fans what they loved most about living at Harbor Club on Lake Oconee. The top response was the people. It makes sense — lake people are happy people. There’s a calmness that comes with being on the lake. Life slows down. The air is full of negative ions — which help you sleep well, reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, and feel great.

Lake life cons:

Property is pricey

Purchasing property directly on the lake can be an expensive endeavor. But remember, lake property holds its value. What’s more, at Harbor Club, all residents have access to Lake Oconee via the Boathouse, so no matter where you live in our community, no one misses out.

Coexist with critters

People aren’t the only folks that live on the lake. You may encounter critters, like Canadian geese, beaver, a few extra mosquitos, turtles, deer, and the occasional snake or two. It’s only fair that we share the lake with these creatures — they were here long before we were. And most of the time, they won’t bother you as long as you don’t bother them (except for pesky mosquitos. Screened-in porches easily thwart them though.)

Maintenance is a must

If you’ve got a boat or a dock, both will need to be properly maintained to keep them in tip-top shape. Of course, you can utilize the dock and keep your boat safely stored at The Boathouse Marina. There are significant advantages to dry-stack storing your boat with us — it minimizes UV damage, eliminates the need to transport your boat via trailer, and protects your boat from other harsh weather conditions. And when it comes time to put the boat up for winter, we offer shrink wrapping to keep it even better protected during the colder months of non-use.

Acquaintances abound

When you have a place at the lake, suddenly everyone wants to visit. Sometimes this is a good problem to have. Other times, not so much. You may need to set some boundaries and remind people that there’s no open invitation to “drop by whenever.” Thank goodness Harbor Club is gated — it’s the first line of defense if you weren’t expecting company. 

Want to learn more about living on Lake Oconee? Whether it be about real estate or boating, or something else, our team is happy to help answer your questions. Contact us today.